Funded! This project was successfully funded on February 4, 2012.

Update #22

Candy Update and Southern Living

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We have been making candy, and we are getting close to shipping. Sorry it is taking longer than we thought. We've had some distractions. Good ones mind you.

Among them is Southern Living. They are doing an article on us for the June issue, and they spent most of a week ago monday shooting for the article.

They shot our candy making and our soda fountain.

We've also had some issues with a few of the rollers. Some wear was not obvious, and this means a few rollers are not doing what we wanted. 

We made the Nectar candy. And we've made a bunch more. All we are waiting on now is for more bags to come in so we can seal and ship them. I still think we can get them out by the end of the month. I'm sorry it is taking a few weeks longer than planned.

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      Creator Adrian Oliva on April 9, 2012

      Want candy sooo bad :D

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      Creator Perfectance on March 22, 2012

      Shhhh, I don't want to know. I want it to be a surprise when we get the candy.

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      Creator Ted Eisenstein on March 21, 2012

      What exactly does "Nectar" taste like?

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    IMMORTALITY ON ICE: No, not cryogenics. We will help you achieve immortality via ice cream. You get to help us design and name a custom flavor of ice cream that we will produce. Your name and flavor will be sold at Lofty Pursuits, in Tallahassee, FL sometime in the spring. If you are local, you will be invited to a flavor release party where you will get to enjoy your flavor and take home four pints of it. If you are not here (but live in the 48 United States) we will overnight ship in dry ice four pints of this flavor for you to enjoy at your own home. We can not ship this outside the 48 states. We will also add your name to a public thank you list of sponsors and helpers on our Candy Museum site that will be up this summer.

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    A BAG OF EVERYTHING WE MAKE: A candy party as listed above and a bag of every shape of drop roller candies from the first batch of candy produced on each roller set when they are restored. The drop roller candies will be shipped as the restorations are complete over a two to six month period. This should be a total of 25 different designs (19 new ones, 6 we already have). This will amount to about 15 pounds of candy as well as well as our t-shirt and our button. Includes shipping within the US. (Shipping to Canada please add $30, International add $40 to pledge amount.) We will also add your name to a public thank you list of sponsors and helpers on our Candy Museum site that will be up this summer.

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    WE BRING THE FOUNTAIN TO YOU: We have a portable soda fountain, possibly the only one out there. It is a converted 1950's soda fountain and it works great. We will bring our soda fountain with its taps loaded with 10 gallons of seltzer, 10 gallons of root beer, 12 gallons of ice cream, syrups, toppings, cups spoons, all that is needed to make everything from a root beer float to a New York egg cream to a sundae. We have a limit of a 5 hour driving range with this battle ship. (Heck, it weighs 800 lbs fully loaded), and there are some location needs. (We need solid flat surfaces to move the equipment.) And if an over night stay is required, we need a place to crash, but short of that, you will have the best ice cream party on the go, with us at your doorstep. We will even provide a soda jerk in full uniform to serve the ice cream. Not to leave out the candy, we will bring a few bags of the hard candies so you can see and taste them in person. This can, of course, be combined with the "immortality on ice", in which case we'll bring 3 gallons of your flavor of ice cream for your party. (Limit 5 hour drive from Tallahassee, contact us if you need a little more drive time. Range is limited, and the hotter it is, the shorter a drive we can make without the ice cream melting. Look at the specs on the Lofty Pursuits web site for more information. Exact time of event will have to be arranged with us in advance. Should be used by September 2012 unless otherwise arranged. We will also add your name to a public thank you list of sponsors and helpers on our Candy Museum site that will be up this summer.

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    HAVE US BRING THE CANDY MAKING TO YOU: We have a portable candy making rig that allows us to make some of this candy on the road, at your store, house, trade show booth or at a party or wedding of your choice. If you want it, we can do it. Our portable rig can fit on an airline (Two boxes, one with overweight charges) and we can make some of our image candy, or our Victorian machine candy wherever you want. This thank you only includes the staff, equipment and time. You will have to provide transportation, a place to stay, help in acquiring common ingredients locally (mostly sugar), two 20 amp circuits for us to plug our cooker and heating top into, and a heat proof, preferably stainless, table for us to use. One again, contact us for more information. Exact time of event will have to be arranged with us in advance. Must be used by September 2012 unless something else is worked out in advance. We will also add your name to a public thank you list of sponsors and helpers on our Candy Museum site that will be up this summer.

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